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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
322 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS LIKELY TODAY...

.INCREASING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS TODAY WILL CAUSE WAVES AND
SURF TO BUILD...WITH SURF HEIGHTS REACHING BETWEEN 2 AND 4 FEET
ALONG THE BEACHES. ADDITIONALLY...STRONG AND SHIFTING OFFSHORE
WIND PATTERNS DUE TO PASSING AREAS OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
MULTIPLE WAVE GROUPS AND WAVE DIRECTIONS...WHICH CAN ALSO
INCREASE THE RIP CURRENT RISK.

FLZ108-112-114-115-290900-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0026.150428T0900Z-150429T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
322 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCATION: WALTON...BAY...GULF...AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES.

* SURF: 3 TO 4 FEET IN WALTON AND BAY COUNTIES. 2 TO 3 FEET IN
  GULF AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS: STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY
  TODAY...WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THOSE ENTERING THE WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

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